Cleveland State University Announces 2016 Central Neighborhood Scholars

The Cleveland State University Office of Civic Engagement recently announced the 2016 Central Neighborhood Scholars.

Joseph Bowman (New Tech East) and April Willis (John Hay High School of Architecture and Design) were selected for the scholarship from dozens of applicants. The Central Neighborhood Scholarship, now in its second year, was created because of Cleveland State University’s commitment to building a better relationship with the Central Neighborhood community.

2016 Central Neighborhood Scholars. (Source: CSU)
2016 Central Neighborhood Scholars.
(Source: CSU)

“As an anchor institution in the Central community, CSU has a responsibility to increase access to educational opportunities for the residents of the Central neighborhood,” said Director of Community Partnerships Julian Rogers according to CSU’s website.

Both students started fall semester classes and are getting acclimated to college life. Joseph plans to major in computer engineering and April plans to study Film, Television and Interactive Media. Read more about Joseph and April on CSU’s website here.

This scholarship is a collaboration between the university and Central neighborhood. The goal is increasing higher education opportunities for the Central neighborhood’s youth. The scholarship is awarded to students that display a clear commitment to their education, promising academic success and embody the spirit of the Central Promise Neighborhood.

To apply for the scholarship or learn more about it, click here